View Our Homes a blog about Calgary and Area Real Estate en-ca (C) 1996-2019 Norm Rousseau & Sylvia Garrett MaxWell Realty 120 Thu, 04 Jul 2019 05:23:22 G7T Thu, 04 Jul 2019 05:23:22 G7T Thu, 04 Jul 2019 05:23:22 G7T <p>Thank you to all our Past and Current customers for your loyal support and putting your trust with us in your home purchase. Norm and Sylvia</p><p><a href=""><img width="559" height="559" title="Top Producers Aug" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Top Producers Aug" src="" border="0"></a></p> Thank you! Norm Rousseau Wed, 03 Jul 2019 02:49:36 G7T <p>City of Calgary, July 2, 2019 – New listings coming onto the market continued to decline in June, which is helping to reduce the oversupply of homes in Calgary.<p>Year-over-year, new listings saw a decrease of nearly 19 per cent. Sales activity slowed this month compared to last year by six per cent, but the pullback in new listings was enough to cause inventories to fall by 13 per cent compared to last year’s elevated levels.<a href=""><img width="538" height="204" title="Capture" style="margin: 16px 0px 0px; border: 0px currentcolor; border-image: none; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Capture" src="" border="0"></a><p>“So far, the housing market has generally behaved as expected this year. Sales activity remains just below last year’s levels, prices have eased and supply is starting to adjust to the lower level of sales,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. <p>“However, it is mostly product priced under $500,000 that is trending towards more balanced conditions.” <p>While the market still favours the buyer – with 4.3 months of supply – the amount of oversupply has eased and is slowing the decline in prices. As of June, the benchmark price in the city was $425,700, nearly four per cent below last year’s levels and comparable to unadjusted prices recorded last month.<p>If you would like to stats for Condos, Attached, apartments or areas around Calgary, Please drop me a note and we will be glade to get them to you. June 2019. Oversupply is slowing, but a buyers&rsquo; market remains Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:34:24 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="559" height="420" title="257001 112 Street SW" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="257001 112 Street SW" src="" border="0"></a><p><a href=""><img width="556" height="402" title="Front Photo Jan 28, 2019" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Front Photo Jan 28, 2019" src="" border="0"></a><p><a href=""><img width="555" height="342" title="Google Aerial View2" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Google Aerial View2" src="" border="0"></a><p>OPEN HOUSE SUN JUN 23rd 12-4 PM PANORAMIC FOOTHILLS AND CALGARY SKYLINE VIEWS SURROUND THIS PROPERTY! Amazing location 9 minute drive from Spruce Meadows trail (Hwy 22X) &amp; 37 St. 3km from Granary Road and 5 km from Red Deer Lake Meats. Beautiful tree lined driveway invites you to 279 acres being sold together on two titles. 119 acres on the east quarter and 160 acres of farmland on the west quarter. There are currently two houses and out buildings on this property.<p><a href=""></a> OPEN HOUSE SUN JUN 23rd 12-4 PM PANORAMIC FOOTHILLS Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:28:01 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="505" height="380" title="216 8 St NE" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="216 8 St NE" src="" border="0"></a><p>Don't miss this Great opportunity to own a 2 storey updated home with 2 separate entrances and 2 separate meters. Maintenance free exterior with metal roof and vinyl siding. (with upgraded insulation) Open concept main floor with spacious living &amp; dining areas, plus a west facing flex room overlooking the quiet tree lined street. Upgraded kitchen with custom cabinets, quartz counter tops and breakfast bar, stainless appliances &amp; vinyl plank flooring. Generous sized bedroom and updated bathroom. Great outdoor space on the deck. Upstairs illegal suite features 1 bedroom, comfortable living area with lots of natural light, upgraded kitchen with new cabinets, quartz counter top, built in desk/coffee bar. Convenient stacking washer &amp; dryer. Private west facing deck. Ideal location in the heart of popular Bridgeland with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, speciality shops, river pathways and public transportation.<p><a href=""></a> RENOVATED &amp; UPDATED! In Bridgeland Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:25:26 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="518" height="390" title="4203, 115 Prestwick Villas SE" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="4203, 115 Prestwick Villas SE" src="" border="0"></a><p>Enjoy air conditioned comfort in your attractive 2 bedroom and 2 bath home! Bright open kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter tops and eating bar. Tastefully decorated living room and separate dining area for entertaining. Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4 piece ensuite. Generous sized 2nd bedroom features a murphy bed and custom cabinets and shelving allowing for excellent use of the space. Convenient office space with desk and hutch included. Covered deck with a gas line for the BBQ. Titled indoor parking and additional assigned storage space(4203). Lots of visitor parking for your guests. Great location in popular Mckenzie Towne. Close to transit and walking distance to the numerous shops and restaurants off of 130 Ave SE.<p><a href=""></a> Mckenzie Towne 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, air conditioned Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:18:58 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="526" height="395" title="24 Bridleridge Gardens SW" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="24 Bridleridge Gardens SW" src="" border="0"></a><p>This immaculate home is tastefully decorated in neutral tones with upgraded laminate floor on the main floor and newer carpet upstairs. The main floor features a spacious west facing living room, 2 piece powder room with an upgraded vanity, bright kitchen with stainless appliances and a good sized eating nook with deck access. 3 generous sized bedrooms including the master with a large walk-in closet. Beautifully landscaped, fenced yard, deck, plus a private poured patio for entertaining or family BBQ's. Single garage and an additional parking space. GREAT LOCATION on a quiet street close to parks, schools, shopping, public transportation and more!<p><a href=""></a> MINT CONDITION ATTACHED HOME WITH NO CONDO FEES! Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:15:40 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="501" height="377" title="6d Millview Way SW" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="6d Millview Way SW" src="" border="0"></a><p>REAP THE REWARDS! ALL NEW FLOORING, HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE (2019), NEW FRIDGE, NEW DRYER! Meticulously maintained 936 square feet of living space. East/West exposure with lots of natural light. End unit with extra windows. Open concept kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space, spacious eating nook, large great room with a gas fireplace and sliding doors to a private patio perfect for BBQS. King sized master bedroom with a walk-in closet plus a 2nd generous sized bedroom. Plenty of storage space, laundry and a single attached garage. Excellent location across from single family homes. Close to all amenities including public transportation, LRT, shopping, theatres, restaurants, Shawnessy Y and a short drive to Fish Creek Park with miles of walking and cycling paths.<p><a href=""></a> REAP THE REWARDS! Check out all that is new. Norm Rousseau Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:07:25 G6T <p><a href=""><img width="536" height="403" title="1034 Shawnee Road SW" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="1034 Shawnee Road SW" src="" border="0"></a></p><p>Down size without compromise to this spacious 1600 square foot walk-out villa! Features include a spectacular two sided fireplace separating the entertainment sized living &amp; dining room. A second bedroom adjacent to the main bath plus convenient main floor laundry.The well planned kitchen provides deck access off of the family sized nook. Professionally developed walk-out level includes a family room, games area, king sized third bedroom, 4 piece bath, office space &amp; craft room. New high efficiency furnace and new skylight in the ensuite. Enjoy BBQ's on the east facing deck complete with a gas line or relax with friends on the lower patio. This is not a condo but a well managed HOA with a low fee of $150 per month which covers lawn maintenance, snow removal and exterior wood trim painting. Come home to this lock &amp; leave lifestyle conveniently located minutes from the LRT, beautiful Fish Creek Park and shopping.</p><p><a href=""></a> Spacious 1600 square foot walk-out villa! Norm Rousseau Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:50:59 G6T <p>Sales growth in May was met with a decline in new listings. This combination eased the pressure on inventory levels, which finished the month at 7,467 units, a decline of 12 per cent compared to last year.&nbsp; Improving sales relative to inventory levels caused the months of supply to ease to just under four months. <a href=""><img width="544" height="207" title="Capture" align="left" style="margin: 19px 22px 0px 0px; border: 0px currentcolor; border-image: none; float: left; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Capture" src="" border="0"></a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>While still oversupplied, this is an improvement from the five months of supply recorded last May. Citywide sales in May totalled 1,921 units, 11 per cent higher than last year’s levels. However, sales remain 10 per cent below longer-term trends.</p> City of Calgary, June 3, 2019 CREB Stata Norm Rousseau Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:46:56 G6T <p><b>Detached</b><p>• Detached sales in May totalled 1,182 units. This is a 12 per cent increase over last year, but still 13 per cent below long-term averages. The improvement in sales was driven primarily by gains in homes priced under $500,000. • Sales activity increased across most districts in May. However, year-to-dates sales have only increased in the East, South and North East districts of the city. Citywide sales remain one per cent lower than last year’s levels.<a href=""><img width="501" height="361" title="Capture2" style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; border: 0px currentcolor; border-image: none; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Capture2" src="" border="0"></a> A brief summary of the real estate activity for May 2019 Norm Rousseau